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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

When do you give out the food at a party?

Hi Crafters,

We had our final game of rugby last week and the boys performed really well, winning their final game of the season - bringing their win tally to 19 out of 19... yes a clean sweep!! Both myself and my husband (Manager and Coach) are very proud of our Under 8 Restricted Eels, sitting top of the table undefeated!

Now back to the topic at hand, "When do you give out food at a party?". For new demonstrators even the little things like when to serve food can be something you will need to think about. I am very lucky to have a great up-line in Ann Wills,  who ran me through everything I needed to know about getting that first party sorted. Below are a few tips that helped me...

On the party night

  • Get your host to hand out a drink to her guests on arrival, while you introduce yourself and make them feel welcome.
  • Have the food ready in the kitchen, cold items under wraps and hot items placed in the oven to cook later.
  • Once you have finished your card making and presentation and about to hand out the order forms, get the hostess to turn the oven on and cook the hot items.
  • While the food is cooking you can answer any questions guests may have and take in orders. This will normally co-inside with the food being ready so they can then have something to eat once they have finished. The guests can then sit and relax and while they are chatting you can give the hostess the good news on free product she has received.

This is the formula that seems to have worked for me. Guests don't want to have food in hand while making cards, and most people chat while having food so best to leave it till the end.

Now onto this weeks pics...

Have a great week everyone!!

1 comment:

Debbie Lamb said...

Thanks so much Callena!